What is a Plantar Wart?
What causes a Plantar Wart?
Plantar warts often develop on the plantar aspect of the foot (bottom) due to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The virus causes a lesion to develop on the foot which is multilayered tissue, which often becomes painful with increased pressure.
Like many fungal infections, these lesions are often contracted in communal areas. The growth/spread of the lesion is impossible to predict with some lesions spontaneously resolving, and with others requiring strong pharmacological treatment. They are common in the immunocompromised and children.
What do plantar warts look like?
- Often misdiagnosed by other health professionals as ‘corns’
- Cauliflower like appearance
- Lesion with multiple black dots
How to get rid of a Plantar Wart?
- Topical treatment at home
- Stronger topical treatment with your podiatrist
- Cryotherapy with your podiatrist
- Enucleation or debridement with your podiatrist
- Occlusion with your podiatrist
Are Plantar Warts contagious?
Yes they are. Therefore, It is very important to have lesions correctly diagnosed on the foot. If you think you have a stubborn wart or an unidentifiable lesion book an appointment with your Podiatrist in Camden to ensure best treatment measures are made.